sobriety

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
so•bri•e•ty /səˈbraɪɪti, soʊ-/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. the state or quality of being sober.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
so•bri•e•ty  (sə brīi tē, sō-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the state or quality of being sober.
  2. temperance or moderation, esp. in the use of alcoholic beverages.
  3. seriousness, gravity, or solemnity:an event marked by sobriety.
  • Latin sōbrietās, equivalent. to sōbri(us) sober + -etās, variant of -itās -ity after vowel stems
  • Old French sobriete)
  • late Middle English sobrietie ( 1375–1425


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sobriety /səʊˈbraɪətɪ/ n
  1. the state or quality of being sober
  2. the quality of refraining from excess
  3. the quality of being serious or sedate



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